Hi Folks. My name is Diane and I have recently booked for this mad trip in September. I walked the inca trail with exodus last year and had an amazing time. it was so well organised and i met a lovely bunch of people. Very much looking forward to this trip, although I do not underestimate how difficult it will be...( I am only 4tt 11 and struggle with big hills)!!
Would love to start chatting to anyone else who has booked this.....
I'm booked onto this trip departing 4th Sept. Sooo looking forward to it - my friends think Im mad but I wanted a challenge and didnt think I was quite ready for Everest so Kilimanjaro it is. I spent ages trying to decide on a company to do this with and Exodus seems to get some good reviews so hopefully I've done the right thing.
When booking last week I was told I am the only person booked on this departure date so far - has anybody else booked 4th Sept?
Im travelling on 6 September from London. It's cool to meet people beforehand like this. Not easy find people who want to pay and take days' leave to suffer!!! Hence my decision to go it alone too - even if it was with a big gulp.
I'm trying to prepare a little by doing cycling for the moment as am doing a Paris-London bike ride with colleagues in May. Seems to be a year for challenges.
Hi All... Newbie here and after a lot of looking at whats available allways felt Exodus was top of my list. So took the plunge a month or so ago and booked for the Rongai route for the 6th Sepetember. Never done anything like this and have started the long haul for training... slowly.
I am flying form London and looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime.
Just wondering how everyone is getting on?
Not long to we go...I had my tonsils out recently so I am feeling very nervous that I am not fit enough. I am trying to go a really good hill walk every weekend and a few taibo sessions each week to try to strengthen my legs but I definitely think I need to be a lot fitter. How is everyone else preparing?
I will be flying in to Heathrow from Belfast quite early on the morning of the 6th. Nice to meet up if anyone else is in the same boat!
Hi All. Been struggling myslef with getting regular walks in. 2-3 hours every couple of days and a few 4+ hours. Now a bout of summer flue. I am also endeavouring to try out some hydration tablets to bolster my energy levels. Never used before but hoping they will surely help!
Also been on the rowing machine a few times but still not regualr enough. Abd trying to ensure I have all those little extra items of equipment.
Looming now.. excited and perhaps a little more nervous
See U all soon I hope
I've also been transferred to 6th September for the Rongai route. Preparations progressing - vaccinations, equipment and yes - lots of training.
If Chris Moyles can do it, we can!
Looking forward to meeting up in Kili - travelling on Ethipian Airlines - batteries allowing and arrive in the afternoon on 7th Sep.
Can't believe it's next week that we're doing this!We need to find a way of meeting up at Heathrow on 6 Sep - may as well start the trip there over a beer or something - especially as we'll be there for 3 hours before thr flight.
Does anyone know how many of us are doing the trip?
Hey, I count 6 of us on here but I guess there may be others. Why dont we try to meet up at the Bridge Bar? I think thats the only one in the terminal. Although could be interesting trying to recognise each other without our lovely green exodus bags!!!
Aiming for about 5pm. I'll scope out the bar for likely exodus tags and then start calling the numbers :-) Mines 07966197911. I reckon 7's a good number, not too many of us. Look forward to meeting everybody. M
Hi all. I have just packed...feeling very real!! I take it you are all picking up your visa's when you arrive at the airport in Nairobi? I seem to have so much stuff, but probably not enough when the temperature drops!. I will be in Heathrow about 2 and I have saved your numbers. See you Friday! Diane x
See you all Friday - that'll be the easy bit :)
Hopefully we'll somehow come across the 7th team member.
One daft (or not) question - is the Bridge Bar airside?!
we fly on the 27th of this month for this trip.
Any advice and tips would be greatly appriciated.
Advice would be - Dont underestimate the altitude - we all suffered to varying degrees. Its bloody cold at night so make sure you have a good down sleeping bag and jacket. Use the metal water bottles as a hot water bottle. Take a stash of diamox just in case. Day 2 is hard. Summit is very hard, tough going. Take lots of snacks, you'll need them throughout the trip. You'll need poles for the last night even if you dont use on the rest of the trip. Above all have fun, it really is a great experience.
Thanks Michaella great tips. Could i ask the general fitness of the group please, can i assume you were all marathon runners :)
How did you manage the alititude and did you all complete?
Hi folks! hope you are all back safe and sound! I have made a full recovery...seems like a dream! Nigel any decision on your next adventure??...I will share my photos once we exchange the email addresses...totally bored all my friends with my stories and pics! Thanks to you all for a wonderful week!
Daniel I totally agree with michaellas tips....it is about the altitude...we weren't all marathon runners but I think we all did ourselves proud!!
speak soon xx
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